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China and the UNHRC
June 22,2018   By:chinahumanrights.org
June 22,2018-- China, a current member of the council whose term will end at the end of 2020, was re-elected in 2016 to the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term of office starting from Jan. 1, 2017.

The other elected members are Tunisia, South Africa, Rwanda, Japan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Croatia, Cuba, Brazil, the United States and the United Kingdom.
 
Apart from the current term from 2017 to 2020, China also served as a council member from 2014 to 2016 and 2006 to 2012.
 
The Human Rights Council is the main United Nations intergovernmental body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights and fundamental freedom. It was established by the General Assembly in 2006 to replace the 60-year-old UN Commission on Human Rights.
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